Katie Price has said she has been told she is ‘weak with men’ because of her experiences with sexual assault as a child aged seven.
The media personality, 42, recently spoke about how she was raped at a young age in a park and has now said she believes it has affected her choices in adult life.
Katie discussed how the harrowing experience has affected her relationships with men during a new interview with The Sunday Times Magazine.
Opening up: Katie Price has said she has been told she is ‘weak with men’ because of her experiences with sexual assault as a child aged seven
While discussing her five-week stay at the The Priory rehabilitation facility last year Katie revealed her experience with abuse was ‘part of’ her later choices in life.
She said: ‘What happened to me as a child was part of it to. They say that’s why I’m weak with men. I just pick t***ers, don’t I?’
Katie previously spoke about the experience on Annie Mac’s Changes podcast.
During the chat she admitted male figures ‘have always let me down’ as she discussed the horrifying moment.
Reality star Katie said: ‘The thing that’s always been wrong in my life is men. That is from an early age. I was raped as a kid. At seven. That is in my first book. I was in a park.’
Struggles: The media personality, 42, recently spoke about how she was raped at a young age in a park and has now said she believes it has affected her choices in adult life (stock image from 2009)
Elsewhere during the new interview, Katie revealed how her mum Amy vets her boyfriends and quizzes them on if they are after her money.
Katie explained: ‘My mum has embarrassed me so many times. She’ll turn up at my house and say to the latest boyfriend: ‘Have you got a job? Or are you just going to ponce off my daughter?’ She is ruthless and it turns out she’s always right.’
The mother of five, who is currently dating ex-Love Islander Carl Woods, said: ‘With Carl, mum’s already told him not to mess me around and so far he’s passed the t***er test.
‘He’s got his own money, he’s not interested in fame and hates anything to do with Jordan [her model alter ego].
‘The thing that’s always been wrong in my life is men’: Katie discussed being raped at the age of seven in a candid interview recently (pictured last week)
Katie also explained how her past traumas led her to seek help from The Priory last year.
The former Page 3 star first revealed the incident publicly in her autobiography, Being Jordan, in May 2004.
Katie detailed the damage the ordeal has caused during an appearance on Loose Women in 2017, stating: ‘There was the sexual assault and I was later raped.
‘I have discussed before and I do believe it led to me dressing provocatively and becoming a model.
‘I had been training to be a nurse but the glamour modelling world is aimed at men. They can look but they can’t touch. You can say or do what you like in a picture.’
Horrific: The former glamour model (pictured aged 7) admitted male figures ‘have always let me down’ as she discussed the horrifying moment
Elsewhere on the podcast, the media personality bravely spoke about being sexually exploited by a photographer.
The businesswoman added to host Annie Mac: ‘And then I got involved with this photographer who ended up being in prison. He was obsessed with me.’
‘He took indecent photographs that I thought were innocent at the time. I was 12. He made me do pictures where I was sticking my tongue out. They looked young and girly but to him. It is sexual. He used to make these milkshakes.
‘I never took one because I didn’t like it. The police when they came around.. that’s what he did he made the girls drink them and he drugged them.’
The TV star went on to reveal that ‘someone tried to get me in their car’ before she became a teenager, sharing: ‘My mum has had this constant all the time.
‘My dad left although I can’t remember… subconsciously your mind remembers everything. It is there.
‘So they worked out (at The Priory) the reason I jumped in and out relationships.. it is not wanting that father figure… they always let me down… that has been my trouble in life it is to do with men.’
The influencer later recalled when she was sexually assaulted while with three of her children – Harvey, 18, Junior, 15, and Princess, 14 – in South Africa three years ago.
Katie was groped and held at gunpoint when the family stopped at the roadside because her son Junior needed the toilet.
‘We had no security’: The influencer also recalled when she was sexually assaulted while with Harvey, 18, Junior, 15, and Princess, 14 – in South Africa in 2018 (pictured with her five kids)
The former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star said: ‘We were out in South Africa with the kids Junior and Princess with ITV. We had no security.
‘Junior wanted a wee. We got out the car. And all I remember him saying is ”mum imagine if I jump down here”. Next thing you know a car pulled up, six guys in it, out with their guns.
‘They did things to me in front of my kids in the car. They had a gun to my head. We thought we were going to die.’
She confessed that the incident – which also saw a friend get knocked out – left her eldest daughter scared at night.
The entrepreneur said: ‘Princess had therapy after that. She still doesn’t like nighttime … there is a lot that has gone on with that. I can’t even tell you how traumatic it was.We all thought we were going to die.
‘I was holding the pillow up waiting to be shot to protect my children. It made the news out there because no one didn’t understand why they didn’t kill us there.
‘The police said it was because they took the keys to the vehicles they were going to dump everything there and then come back. But luckily a passer by managed to get down.
‘People just drive past they are used to it out there. The police came and said: ‘it is so unusual that they didn’t kill you.
‘They worked out the reason I jumped in and out relationships’: The mother-of-five explained how her traumas led her to seek help from The Priory last year (pictured at the rehab centre)
‘A lot of the crew went home because they couldn’t deal with it. I carried on because I am professional. That hijack was the nail on the head.’
Before her 2020 visit to The Priory, Katie visited the facility in September 2018 when she spent 28 days as an inpatient after her family urged her to seek help following wild partying antics in Mallorca.
She previously claimed she was sexually abused by a well-known person as a young woman.
At the time, the author insisted she will not be naming and shaming the person as she ‘doesn’t want the drama.’
During an industry event in 2017, the 2015 Celebrity Big Brother winner said: ‘I was raped by a celebrity but no, I’ll never name him, I just don’t want the drama. I don’t even know if he knows that I’ve spoken about him, I doubt he does.’
A survey by UN Women UK recently revealed that 80% of women of all ages in Britain have been sexually harassed.
The fashion star is now in a healthy relationship with her boyfriend Carl Woods, 32, and the couple are rumoured to be expecting their first child together.
In a new space: The fashion star is now in a healthy relationship with her boyfriend Carl Woods, 32, and the couple are rumoured to be expecting their first child together (pictured this year)